May 23, 2003 01:03pm
Look Who's Chatting - Life in an Online City
by: Company Press Release
5 Million People Targeted To "Show it All" Live On Internet Video
1.Bigger in population than San Francisco??
2.Represents more countries than a United Nations summit?
3.More "real" than reality TV?
4.Broadcasting more than 20,000 hours of live video each week?
5.Growing at a rate of 4,000 people a day?
6.More addictive than coffee, crack and Chips Ahoy combined?
(MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA) -- Australian company ANYwebcam.com Pty Ltd has launched the third generation of its online video, voice and text chat website, aimed to grow its current 750,000 users worldwide to over 5 million in the next 24 months.
Like a reality TV network on the web, but with real people and hundreds of "channels" live at any time, ANYwebcam.com is the world's most popular webcam chat community site* where real people watch, show, talk, chat and interact in real-time using low-cost webcams, personal computers and standard Internet connections.
ANYwebcam.com has become a lifestyle enjoyed by everyday people from over 100 countries that appeals to the voyeur or exhibitionist in us all. Often likened to a real city, ANYwebcam.com is a place where friendships are formed, relationships tested, marriages proposed, broken and reinvigorated, and all the other dynamics associated with three quarters of a million people living vicariously out of each others' lives - sprinkled with a healthy dose of sexual tension - just like everyday life in any community.
There are over 20,000 hours each week of real people broadcasting themselves live in 160 interest categories - from sailing to swinging and bird-watching to bondage. Because there are controls to keep a "naughty but nice" safe and respectful culture within the website, the highly-coveted female and couple markets are attracted to ANYwebcam.com. 35% of the members are women, over 30% are couples and the average age is 30 plus. These are all real people who do not charge a fee for broadcasting their lives over Internet video.
Three years ago, the founders of ANYwebcam.com took the ideas now associated with reality TV, video-conferencing, chatrooms and online communities, and created a whole new medium for fun and social interaction.
Operating since June 2000, and through word-of-mouth referrals, the worldwide community of Internet video chatters grew from 10,000 members in the first six months, to over 750,000 less than three years later - and is now increasing by more than 4,000 people every day.
In mid 2002, ANYwebcam.com commenced re-development of the new technology launched today, that can accommodate up to 10 million users and further extend its leadership in online, live video technology.
The new generation technology developed in Australia by ANYwebcam.com Pty Ltd breaks new ground in speed and quality of webcam video, far surpassing that of videophones, and without special equipment or call charges. The company will also leverage the technology to create new general and special interest web sites as well as live video for handheld computers and mobile phones.
Members of this community find the combination of being able to watch, talk, show, chat and interact live with people around the world, addictive. In fact, there are many people who spend 12 hours or more on the site each day because the reality and spontaneity mean they don't want to miss anything.
As the saying goes, there are a thousand stories in the city. The same can be said about the ANYwebcam.com community. For example:
.There is a woman from Washington State who has such a following, that several men have mailed her airline tickets in hope that she'd consider visiting. Others have sent mobile phones with their numbers coded in the hope she'll call them. .a rocket scientist by day, nudist by night, communicates with other night-time scientist/nudists on ANYwebcam.com. .an offshore oil exploration worker, who is at sea 6 weeks straight, uses ANYwebcam.com to see and have virtual "conjugal visits' with his wife. .a South Carolina woman meets and eventually marries an Australian, with the ceremony broadcast live on ANYwebcam.com to thousands of people.
(*source: independent Hitwise statistics for February 2003) for media information contact: Gordon Williams or Randall Wood
For further information, please visit the site at ANYwebcam.com and click the Corporate/Media Info link